Glossary Of Terms

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jumper
a type of shirt worn by footy players
The word guernsey is also used. Typically sleeveless, although long sleeves may also be worn. It features the player's number on the back, the colours of the player's team, and the team and sponsor logos.  Aussie football is unique in referring to the player's shirt this way, with other sports referring their uniforms as a jersey.
Unlike other football codes, the surnames of aussie rules footballers do not appear on their playing uniform.
jumper punch
holding an opponent's guernsey
And then pushing in a punching motion.

Positions on the Oval

Glossary of Terms

Australian rules football has developed a unique and rich terminology. This list is an alphabetical glossary of terms, jargon and slang.

History of the Rules of Aussie Rules

These rules, first instituted by the Melbourne Football Club, were formulated by Tom Wills in 1859.

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